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Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire has named his 21-man squad face the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on ANZAC Day this Sunday at Bankwest Stadium.

The match is the first time since 2004 that Wests Tigers will play on ANZAC Day, with Maguire's side looking to bounce back from their last-start defeat in Round 6.

After an impressive NRL debut, Jake Simpkin has retained his place in the side and will start the match at hooker with Moses Mbye named on the bench as a utility.

Local junior Alex Seyfarth is the new face on the bench as he replaces Thomas Mikaele, with the 22-year-old set for his first game of the year after playing four games in his rookie 2020 season.

Michael Chee Kam also starts in the centres in place of the injured Asu Kepaoa — who is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL last weekend — while Joey Leilua returns from concussion and has been named in the reserves.

Following another strong game for the club’s Knock-On Effect NSW Cup side, Tom Amone is the other player named in the reserves to round out the 21-man squad. Western Suburbs Magpies will feature as the curtain-raiser on Sunday, with Ben Gardiner’s side looking to extend their winning streak to five games in a row as they face the Blacktown-Workers Sea Eagles at 11:20am.

Wests Tigers defeated the Sea Eagles 52-18 in their pre-season trial match earlier this year at Leichhardt Oval, and have won five of their last six regular season games against Manly.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Tom Trbojevic
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Jason Saab
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 James Roberts
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Brad Parker
  • Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Michael Chee Kam
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 4 Morgan Harper
  • Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Tommy Talau
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Reuben Garrick
  • Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam Doueihi
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 7 Daly Cherry-Evans

Forwards

  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 8 Taniela Paseka
  • Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 9 Lachlan Croker
  • Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Stefano Utoikamanu
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 15 Josh Aloiai
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Joe Ofahengaue
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Josh Schuster
  • 2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie
  • Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange

  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Moses Mbye
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 10 Martin Taupau
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Luke Garner
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 11 Haumole Olakau'atu
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex Seyfarth
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 14 Cade Cust
  • Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Zane Musgrove
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Toafofoa Sipley

Reserves

  • Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Jacob Liddle
    Reserve for Sea Eagles is number 19 Tevita Funa

Match Officials

  • Referee: Adam Gee
  • Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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